my dog is a germmen sheperd/labe mixed. He has toys but he gose for the couch, gloves,and more help.?

One good trick: When he starts to chew on the couch, gloves, etc., place a toy in his mouth and hold his mouth shut for a few minutes. It may seem cruel to some, but it will not hurt him.

my dog is a germmen sheperd/labe mixed.  He has toys but he gose for the couch, gloves,and more help.? 1

This will teach him that he is supposed to chew on the toys and not the couch, gloves, etc. Also, remove any toys that may be the same texture as the furniture. Your dog's toys should be of a material unlike other material in your house.

We buy toys made of rubber, bone or raw hide.

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Interested in 3 breeds of toy dogs, help me out?

Shih-tzus are the best little dogs!

I have four, 3 girls and one boy. They have the cutest personalities. I love the head tilt.

You can talk to them and they tilt their head from side to side like they are trying to figure you out - it is adorable! I did consider a Yorkie before getting my first Shih-tzu, but I read that Yorkies can be stubborn and hyper. I wanted a smart dog that I could easily house break and I did NOT want a hyper dog.

I do not know a lot about the Maltese. One thing about white dogs is I cannot stand that brownish ugly 'tear stain' around their eyes. Another good thing about Shih-tzus is that the don't shed.

I don't have dog hair all over the house. I would go visit the American Kennel Club online and read about all three breeds before you decide.

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Homemade toys for a Shorkie puppy?

Another person who fell for the "designer dog" scam. Yes, you were scammed. There is nothing you can do about it now, so just educate others.

Reputable breeders will never mix dog breeds purposefully because there is no standard to breed to. I recommend you spend money on just ONE more toy, a kong. With these toys you can stuff them full of treats which really keeps their attention.

Remember to always correct the dog for biting an inappropriate object (only if you catch her in the act!) and then redirect the behavior with a kong toy.

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My dog walks me!

He is the pack leader.

It's going to be very difficult, if not impossible, to teach a dog anything walking him just once a week because between these weekly walks, he's going to forget whatever you tried to teach him. Either make a commitment to train this animal or stop walking him altogether.

If he is able to pull you, one day, he's going to run out into traffic and get hit by a vehicle, or he's going to crap in the wrong person's yard and someone is going to poison him. BTW, whether you are "into carrying a bag of poop around" or not, that's part of dog-walking. Other people don't want to have to look at your dog's crap, so either start cleaning it up, or pass the dog along to someone who is more committed to owning a dog than you are because are not committed at all

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Do Kong dog toys last as long as they claim?

The black Kong Extreme stands up best to the wear and tear from persistent and hard chewers, but even so I would not leave a dog unsupervised with the toy, as it is not indestructible. It is worth the money if you pack the toy with a mixture of dry dog food and cooked liver, steamed vegetables, as a rare treat low fat cream cheese or other fillings and then leave the dog to work it out. If a dog puts its mind to solving a problem, it may, as one of mine did, figure out that throwing the dog expels the food.

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Problem taking toys from dog?

I would say initially to trade the toy with something else --- a treat or another dogs toy. However --- the fact that you say he remains aggressive for up to half an hour and that you have children about is a little worrying.

First of all google NILIF (Nothing In Life Is Free) and put some of that in place immediately. It is a subtle demotion training and it works as long as you do it consistently. But --- big but ---- I would prefer to see you get a behaviourist in on this because you have children and it is therefore not only yourselves (adults) to consider.

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How can i keep my dogs from fighting over toys?

Your heeler and pit are high energy dogs that require more than just letting them amuse themselves with toys. (Wear them out with appropriate exercise before toy time.

) Clearly there's a territorial and pack hierarchy issue developing, you need to let them work that out or the fights will become more aggressive, but you also must determine what their positions in the pack are and reinforce with proper handling so as not to confuse the situation. .they are not all equal (they are dogs, not children) and they need to have you reinforce their positions properly to keep the peace

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My dogs dont like that new dogs?

you have to take your time with adjusting the new dogs to the old. since your grandfather was elderly his dogs were probably NEVER exposed to other dogs or animals, i'm not saying that's cruel, but imagine you were kept in a small area with no exposure to other people, you probably wouldn't know how to act either and act aggressively or be very afraid, a fight or flight response if you will. Keep the dogs in seperate rooms or areas for a while and very gradually expose them to eachother starting at 10 minutes a day, then 20, 30, etc.

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Few questions about being a pack leader to your dog?

First of all, you don't have to be a "Pack" leader. All of that went out the window several years ago with the dog behavorists research.

Your dog doesn't have to walk behind you, not do you have to make him/her wait at the door for you to go through first, but he does have to learn to come when you call him, sit, down, off and no bark. Find yourself a good obedience class, probably with the local kennel club, and you will develop good relationship with your dog. He will learn to "respect" you when you train him to do what you ask of him

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Is toy poodle a good dog.

Is it easy to train? Is it a good choice to buy?

First of all, dont ever listen to the second answerer, the problem is not in the dog, its on how you train the dog.

It doesnt matter if your dog is a Siberian Husky to a Pomeranian, it all depends on how you treat the dog. And yes, Toy Poodles make excellent pets; they are the easiest toy breeds to train, even whilst its a puppy! However you must prepare yourself for expensive grooming bills, since theyre coats does not shed that much as other breeds do.

I want a Toy Poodle too! :P

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Are Squeaky Toys Good For Dogs?

As if a dog isn't hard-wired by instinct to recognise the squeaks of a distressed animal?

And what about its litter mates making squeaky noises and also humans too? They love squeaky toys and all you have to do is retain control of the toys - they are your toys and you let the dog play with them. The longest lasting ones are the stuffed toys (no eyes etc on them like dolls, just fabric sewn on) that have sqeakers in the feet and a squawker in the body, though the squawker bit doesn't last long.

Maximum lifespan usually 2 years if they're tough :-)

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My dog humps everything and I can't neuter him.long story.

Neuter him.

You have too. This will not only mostly stop this, but it will add years to his life. Otherwise, you are going to have to take off work for a week and spend every waking minute with him training him not to hump.

Essentially, you have to stop it before it starts. As soon as he starts for you, you have to block the action by touching him (a hard touch, not a hit, this could also be a light kick if he is big dog). This probably won't work, because he is essentially like a guy on steriods when he is unneutered.

Good luck!

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any good dog food for a picky toy poodle?

Hun, Beneful and Mighty Dog are some of the worst foods out there today.

They are made with meats that are not meant for human consumption (4D meats - condemned meats) and bottom of the barrel ingredients. For a picky dog, you cannot beat Ziwi Peak. It's all human grade, hormone free, antibiotic free and it's unbelievably palatable.

Dogs go NUTS for it. I use it for training my dogs but it is an outstanding food. My dog food girl sells it (www.

k9rawdiet.com) and I think it's sold pretty much in the better pet food stores (not petsmart or petco). Your dog will go nuts for Ziwi Peak.

I've yet to meet a dog who didn't. Good luck!

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Adding a new dog to our pack?

doesnt really matter as long as they know who is pack leader, that is of course "YOU". my eight year old staff had no problem when we chucked a ten week old english bull in front of him. he used to play with our three lurchers and jack russell, (sadly only one left now, old age creeps up on all of us).

four months on they are best mates, play, sleep and eat together. he has never once tried to take food away from her, he will nick a toy if she isnt looking but kids do that as well??

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How to make my senior dog interest and get him play with toys and me?

Mine nonetheless do, even though they aren't really as historical as yours. I have an practically-nine 12 months historical dachshund who's as ball-loopy as he used to be at nine months.

My different nine-12 months historical dachsie nonetheless loves his squeaky toys and tears via the condo with them, with the two-12 months-historical in scorching pursuit. They all 3 like to chase the squirrels alongside the deck rail all day lengthy; wager they recall them truly are living squeaky toys (by no means stuck one thank goodness). Rotating toys is a well proposal, additionally regularly simply washing them makes them recent and new.

If there was a surprising habits difference you could desire to have the vet assess it out. It's difficult once they age is not it? Bichons are this sort of neat blissful peppy little breed, I desire he is OK

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How can I get my dog to play with toys?

what you could try is getting a treat ball, if she is food oreintated thats how i got my dog to start playing, and just make like she cant get the toys, but after the second time of her trying to grab give it to her so she dont lose interest in it, then when shes been interested in that for awhile try giving her other balls and toys, also shes part terrier have you thought of buyinig her a little cat toy buit its one of those fluffy mouse toys cats get, terriers go nuts for those

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How do you show your dog your a pack leader?

Patting a dog on the head is not praise. It is the way to show the dog that you are dominant.

When praising your dog, make sure you don't pat its head. This is very useful when teaching your dog whose boss. Always walk through a door before your dog.

Train it well. Puppy training classes are great. Go along first without your dog to see if you like the training methods because there are millions out there!

If your happy, sign up and THEN take your dog. When you walk into a room, even if your dog jumps up at you, push it down and greet/talk to everyone in the room before turning your attention to the dog. Also, the The TV shows: Dog Whisperer and Dog Borstal and very interesting because most of the time, they are teaching the owners to be dominant over the dog

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my dog is a germmen sheperd/labe mixed.  He has toys but he gose for the couch, gloves,and more help.?
my dog is a germmen sheperd/labe mixed. He has toys but he gose for the couch, gloves,and more help.?
One good trick: When he starts to chew on the couch, gloves, etc., place a toy in his mouth and hold his mouth shut for a few minutes. It may seem cruel to some, but it will not hurt him. This will teach him that he is supposed to chew on the toys and not the couch, gloves, etc. Also, remove any toys that may be the same texture as the furniture. Your dog's toys should be of a material unlike other material in your house. We buy toys made of rubber, bone or raw hide. • Related Questions Puppy starter kit? Good idea? and non etable chew toys? Puppy packs vary but all should contain information. In South Africa a puppy pack contains a sample of dog food and a booklet - I feel they should contain a bowl, a toy and a chewy of sorts something like a hoof. Good luck with getting a new puppy. Your existing dog will enjoy the company. Take your dogs to dog school and you will enjoy a better more positive relationship with them. Regular walks will also reduce the amount of time your dog spends digging. Try getting a KONG toy. Speak to the local reputable pet store and hear what they suggest. I also think a BUSTER CUBE is an excellent toy. Try playing ball with your dog - great game but you keep the ball when you are finished. Remember games are twice as much fun when shared - so play with your dogs every day! Good luck ------ I think my dog might have brain damage!? I highly doubt it's brain damage, but in fact a lack of socialization and learning as a pup. It could be possible that she was taken from her mother too soon and in fact does not know how to interact with other dogs or even know how to play. Maybe the previous owners would talk in a "sweet" voice to get her to come to them, then beat the hell out of her (poor thing :( ). She obviously was not trained well to the leash or even with housetraining. Just keep working with her. It's great to know that she has a good home now. ------ When she greets me, why does my dog bring me a toy? It's hard to tell without other information. My cocker carried a toy with him everywhere he went. I think he just liked the attention he got because it made him "cute". He went to my place of business everyday and the store looked like we ran a day care.because of all his toys. But when a customer came in he went immediately to his toy box and selected something to take to the customer. He liked to share. Some time a customer would bring in their dog and he would give them a toy also. ------ Problem taking toys from dog? When my child was younger he lost toys to the dogs. He also learned to tidy up his room. Your dog is showing you who is in charge, and it isn't you. He gives up doggy toys because they don't mean as much to him. The child's toy was sought and captured; great prize. I wouldn't like to suggest anything online for you to do yourself because you may get bit. Find a trainer who is willing to work with you and the dog. Have you gone through a basic obedience course with him? Often people don't realize how "in charge" their dog is until they get into an obedience class and Fido is no longer the easy-going guy (because he is no longer making the decisions) ------ DS: Multiple dog owners. Do your dogs form "mini packs"? I have weird dogs,LOL, I have 5 dogs total and most of the time we have 2 mini packs,3 dogs that usually hang out together,follow each other around and sleep in a "clump" on my rug,although 2 of them will get a hair crossed the wrong way on occasion and they'll boot the other dog out,they'll completely ignore him and literally snub the poor little dude.The other two keep there "pack" maintained all the time,my one dog is DA so she cannot socialize with the other 3 but her other "pack" member(which she gets along with,I told you they were weird) will on occasion cross over into the 3 dog pack,she usually just plays with em' and than leaves,LOL ------ Our female dog plays with a squeaky toy and whines? One of my female dogs use to do this when she was close to coming into heat. It was a good warning signal for me. Keep an eye on her for a while as that might be the reason. Although it is not cheap, please consider, if she is not a pedigree dog from whom you plan to breed, having her desexed. The same thing goes for male dogs. Remember that these are dogs, not people, and if you have entire males and females you run the real risk of finding yourself looking after puppies you didn't really want, apart from the mess of females in heat, and possible aggression and wandering with entire males. Good luck ------ Alternative to rope dog toys for tough chewers? I think your idea of buying men's long socks is a good one. I always do this for my puppies. If you tie a knot in the middle of the sock it will serve the same purpose as a rope chew. I don't know about the empty water bottles though. These could be dangerous if they are plastic because the dog could chew large pieces of the plastic and they may cause an obstruction in his intestines. My young dogs love to drag the fleeces from their beds so I decided to cut an old one into long wide strips and now they play tug of war with these. They seem to last a lot longer than the expensive toys I have bought in the past. ------ We just bought our dog a new toy and now she is protective of it just like if it was her own pup, why? Take away that toy and NEVER give it back to her again. How are you raising this dog? Is she being treated like a dog or a human? Who is setting the rules in her pack, you or her? Is she being trained properly on a leash and choker? Does she get corrected when she makes mistakes? These are all things that DO make a difference in the dog's mind, if not yours. Take away the toy and give her something you want her to have ONLY when you want to. YOU decide what that is, when she has it and for how long. There should be no BS about you taking it away. Correct her HARD for any infraction of the rules. ------ Homemade toys for a Shorkie puppy? Another person who fell for the "designer dog" scam. Yes, you were scammed. There is nothing you can do about it now, so just educate others. Reputable breeders will never mix dog breeds purposefully because there is no standard to breed to. I recommend you spend money on just ONE more toy, a kong. With these toys you can stuff them full of treats which really keeps their attention. Remember to always correct the dog for biting an inappropriate object (only if you catch her in the act!) and then redirect the behavior with a kong toy. ------ My dog is scared of everything including squeeky toys!? Socialize! Socialize! I know you sound like you're already doing that but he's really going to need a little extra sounds like or he may become a fear biter. I know two of my dogs were somewhat fearful and it kind of funny at times. Sometimes when I pick something up my Corgi will act like I'm going to beat the crud out of her but no one, as far as I know has every hit her. She's just silly like that. I would just socialize that little fart every chance you get. And when he acts appropriately to something I would praise and or give a treat. Good Luck! ------ why dogs hump on people and toys? He is not trying to mate. He is showing you that he is the boss or the dominate dog in the pack. You need to leash train the dog and make sure you show him you are the pack leader and in the dominate position. Training should be done in these steps: Exercise, (a walk on the leash) discipline, (correcting any bad behavior), reward, (praising the dog for correct behavior). All puppies try to hump, even females. It about dominance not the need to procreate. Make sure the dog is submissive to you when you walk and play. Never let the dog lead you with the leash and when playing the dog should be taught to lay on it's back and you should rub it's belly. Never let the dog get on top of you while playing, it will assume dominance. ------ Do Your Dogs Willingly Share? Very sweet. :o) Mine take turns, which is kind of like sharing. One chews on the rawhide while another watches intently and waits for the first dog to lose focus or walk away, so he/she can pounce and take it. :o) They know they are not allowed to fight, so they have learned to wait patiently. Unfortunately, my latest foster dog seems determined to carry something in his mouth 24/7, which means anyone waiting for him is out of luck.Ive seen the chihuahua following him around, waiting for him to drop a rawhide, but he never does. ------ How can I get my dog to play with toys? what you could try is getting a treat ball, if she is food oreintated thats how i got my dog to start playing, and just make like she cant get the toys, but after the second time of her trying to grab give it to her so she dont lose interest in it, then when shes been interested in that for awhile try giving her other balls and toys, also shes part terrier have you thought of buyinig her a little cat toy buit its one of those fluffy mouse toys cats get, terriers go nuts for those ------ Money saving dog supply ideas? I don't know if your city does this, but you might want to check out your local freecycle websites. They are great. You just request at these freebee local websites what you need and you communicate with other people who are giving things away and vice versa. And its all free. Another great place if you shop online is: www.retailmenot.com where you can get discounts at your favorite stores. Also, go to the Walmart Website and click on free samples, and usually there are free pet samples for your dog or cat. Sometime the samples are good size. Good luck. ------ how to know who is alpha out of dog pack? There tends to be only one Alpha but the ranks below can be less obvious. The Alpha tends to be the dog (usually male but could be female) with the most assertive personality and not necessarily the biggest of the bunch or the most vocal. Start with the oldest as rank has to be earned in dog society, watch them closely and note their behaviour towards the other dogs. If the other dogs allow them to sniff their privates without complaint and/or if the other dogs roll over and lift their back legs to them often then there's a good chance this is the alpha. If not then look for the same with the next oldest dog in the group. There are other signs of Alpha dogs but this is probably the easiest to see quickly.
my dog is a germmen sheperd/labe mixed.  He has toys but he gose for the couch, gloves,and more help.?
my dog is a germmen sheperd/labe mixed. He has toys but he gose for the couch, gloves,and more help.?
High energy dog. You don't say how old he is. I am going to assume he is young. If he is still a puppy (under 2 years) and is around 5 to 7 months old, he is teething. His gums are sore so good chew bones are esstenial. Nyla bones (hard rubber plastic) in different flavors and sizes will help. They are nearly industrable. My 5 month old Pit loves them. Now, back to the high energy. Dogs like you have need mental and physical stimulation. The lab part in him would probably enjoy retreiving a ball. Find different ways to expell that energy. Good, long brisk walks daily and some training. Sit, stay, down, come, all of this is part of the mental stimulation. Throwing the ball, walking and playing tug of war is the physical. If he is going for gloves, etc keep them where he cannot get them. They don't know the difference between a dog toy and your shoes, gloves, sweater etc. Anytime he goes for something he shouldn't take it out of his mouth, tell him no, and replace it with a chew toy. Going for the couch is not good. If you cannot keep an eye on him when he is in your house, kennel him. And please remember that physical exercise calms a dog and makes them tired and a tired dog is a good dog. • Suggested Reading Dog obsessed with new toy and extremely protective of it. Doesn't want to spend time with us or our other dog? There's nothing wrong with your dogs. This is the time when they seem the most like toddlers- one protecting his favorite puppy toy and the other determined to take it out. Remember Linus and his blanket? Snoopy was always after it. Same here. Don't try to take Bone away or to hide it. Let the poodle have his toy. It's exclusively his. With a little one on the way, it'll be years before a baby will approach Bone. Make sure it's in another room before you bring the baby in. Don't let the two come together. Even cats have their favorite protected toy. My red tabby, Shy, has a "my little kitty" stuffed cat that I got with a McDonald's happy meal 4 years ago. He carried Baby everywhere, slept with it, had it next to his food dish and even dunked Baby in the water dish and bapped it around to give it a bath, then carried it to the patio door and put it in the sunlight to dry. Hysterically funny. Until you tried to touch Baby. Then he growled, spat and took Baby somewhere and hid it. Today, Baby is still around but he no longer obsesses over it. I guess since we didn't make a big deal of it, eventually he didn't either. But no cat is allowed to this day to play with it. It's too funny. Do your best to keep the stuffed toy killer away from it. Or keep a stash of Bones available. Maybe there's a toy the terrier can have as his own "Bone." You could give that a shot. Sometimes, it's just a dog thing. Let him have Bone. It's a comfort from his puppy days. ------ Money saving dog supply ideas? My mom bought me a dozen old (but still nice) shag bath mats at a garage sale, they're perfect as beds. I used them with my foster puppies because they're easy to roll up, don't soak through all the way and you can just pop them in the washer, cant do that with a dog be. They also fit into crates perfectly, if you have a small dog, cut em in half or quarters, and don't move around because of the rubber skid material on the bottom. I use some cheap towels I bought at walmart and the dollar store for "dog mess" towels. I also use dog food bags as trash bags. They don't rip as easily as trash bags and since I go through so many bags of food, If I get a good collection going they can last me months! I won't be buying dog beds anymore because my young dogs like to shred them, and they're sooo hard to wash, especially the XL foam bed. I have to take the cover off, hose down the foam and wash the cover then wait several days for the foam to dry out. ADD: I too let my dogs play with soda bottles. Take the lids, plastic rings and wrappers off and they'll play with them for hours! If you can only ignore the popping noise lol. ------ Few questions about being a pack leader to your dog? I am a volunteer with Corgi Rescue and own Corgis myself. First I am going to respectfully disagree with the notion that you don't need to be the leader, boss, pack leader, what ever you want to call it with a Corgi. That is BS. That is someone who never owned or trained a Corgi. If you aren't boss, the Corgi will be and you won't like the results. 1. No, 6 months is a good time to start establishing order, earlier would have been good too. 2. When you are leader, the dog pays attention to commands, and responds with submission (down) when a firm command is given. The dog will drop or give you a food item if you tell it to. The dog waits in a sit for its food. Start with a Basic Obedience class from an experienced trainer. Corgis learn best in groups. They seem to need to understand that other dogs also need to mind. This is a good place to start looking for a trainer: http://www.apdt.com/ You don't want him behind you, you can't see if he is getting into things he shouldn't - again from experience. That's when they eat garbage on the trail or roll in something stinky. I use a prong collar. It is not nearly as bad as it looks. Properly used it is much safer than a choke chain, and stimulates the pinch of the mother dog when she is training the pups. You can try stopping when he pulls or turning and reversing direction. Sometimes this works. The previous poster was right, you want a loose leash and that is an important command. The minimum commands I think are necessary are: sit, come when called, stay, down, leave it, drop it, settle down, and quiet or no bark. Corgis learn fast but they are stubborn and strong willed and need a firm hand. They also need mental stimulation. I like food toys like Buster Cube, Tricky Treat ot Molycue Ball. We do a long down and play hide and seek with the toy. They love it. ------ Dog snapped at toddler, what to do? First of all, toss that old "pack" theory out with the next trash collection. Dogs do not live in packs, nor do they understand alpha, etc., as we used to think. However, your dog should never have growled at a small child as most dogs are instinctively wired to protect rather than harm children and puppies. I would be very concerned that this might mean the dog is developing a medical problem, such as Hypothyroidism that affects behavior patterns. Before worrying about getting rid of the dog, get a thyroid panel run.full panel not just T4 that most labs do. Ask your vet to send the blood to Michigan State for analysis.all vets have the address. If all comes back low normal, treat for 8 weeks to see if it helps. If you get a full mid-normal reading, then obviously Hypothyroidism is not the problem, and you'll have to look elsewhere. Right now, remove the offending toy and do not allow him access to it until you find the reason for the aggressive behavior.in or out of the house. As a Behavior Consultant, I work with the local kennel club on problems like this, so you might find your local club would have someone that could come to the house and see about the relationship between your dog and your daughter. That's if you really want to keep the dog. ------ How do I redeclare pack leader with my dog? See, it is the element. i've got grown up with a 'farm' existence-sort, and that i inform you what i understand, from *my* point of view. maximum dogs secure practices around indexed below are animal-correct incidents (coyotes, %. rats, raccoons, and maximum heavily--many, many cows). They do this because of the fact it relatively is their pastime. 2 are herding breeds, one is a herding breed combination.it relatively is their pastime to maintain those animals removed from me (relatively the livestock). That stated, there are dissimilar breeds of 'parent' canines that do the right same element. almost each and all of the farm canines i understand are the *appropriate* same way--you realize how they are announcing to grant herding breeds (or different breeds a activity to do?)--the pastime all around right this is to guard the farm and those on the farm in any respect expenses. that is uncomplicated. it relatively is why whilst an unidentified merchandise washes up the creek the canines won't enable us to close to, and why coyotes stay out of our backyard. Why i've got no longer been killed by employing a cow yet (however they have tried). people can circulate on and on approximately %. hierarchy and "genuine" secure practices canines, and in step with hazard in the troublesome and rapid 'suburban/city' international that is authentic. perhaps it will be authentic (an overprotective farm dogs does no longer final long in the city, i'm confident). yet conserving canines ARE attainable, even without long hours of coaching. i've got seen them. I very own them. upload: people may be lumped into the 'threat' of the communicate (or those the guy is assumingly desiring to be secure against, if it is clever). My canines could be slightly extra lenient in direction of an quite individual--that stated, I evaluate them protecting me secure as being 'conserving'
my dog is a germmen sheperd/labe mixed.  He has toys but he gose for the couch, gloves,and more help.?
my dog is a germmen sheperd/labe mixed. He has toys but he gose for the couch, gloves,and more help.?
High energy dog. You don't say how old he is. I am going to assume he is young. If he is still a puppy (under 2 years) and is around 5 to 7 months old, he is teething. His gums are sore so good chew bones are esstenial. Nyla bones (hard rubber plastic) in different flavors and sizes will help. They are nearly industrable. My 5 month old Pit loves them. Now, back to the high energy. Dogs like you have need mental and physical stimulation. The lab part in him would probably enjoy retreiving a ball. Find different ways to expell that energy. Good, long brisk walks daily and some training. Sit, stay, down, come, all of this is part of the mental stimulation. Throwing the ball, walking and playing tug of war is the physical. If he is going for gloves, etc keep them where he cannot get them. They don't know the difference between a dog toy and your shoes, gloves, sweater etc. Anytime he goes for something he shouldn't take it out of his mouth, tell him no, and replace it with a chew toy. Going for the couch is not good. If you cannot keep an eye on him when he is in your house, kennel him. And please remember that physical exercise calms a dog and makes them tired and a tired dog is a good dog. • Other Questions My dog walks me! He is the pack leader. He could be feeling how tense/annoyed you are getting with him when he doesn't listen so he doesn't obey you. Dogs sense our energy very easy, they respond better to positive, calm, submissive energy. Why don't you try feeding him, if he is more obedient with whom ever feeds him currently it's worth a shot. Also walking a dog once a week is no were near enough exercise. This could be the sole reason for his behaviour, I know life is crazy and it's hard to fit everything into your schedule but remember that he is a part of your family and you took on the responsibility of being his owner. Try walking him everyday, even if it's just a 15 minute walk. For the poop situation, let him outside in your yard before you take him for walks. Some dogs just don't like to do their business in their own yard tho, they prefer a place where they don't spend alot of time. Threatening him should never be the answer! If you are being aggressive, he will in turn be aggressive because it is what he is learning thru you. You should watch The Dog Whisperer, it's on the National Geographic channel nearly everyday. He deals with issues like this all the time and teaches people how to become the pack leader. Good luck! ------ Which dog from the "toy sized" group do you think would fit best for her? First of all, please don't buy a puppy from any type of store or shop. There is too high a chance of the dog coming from a puppy mill, and there will be many health problems likely. Find a reputable breeder though the AKC. Teacup breeds are very unhealthy, and you should definitely avoid them! I have met so many dogs in my life as I volunteer at a shelter and live in a neighborhood where almost everyone has dogs. Of all the toy breeds, the bichon frise is my favorite. It is small and fluffy, like your niece wants! They only grow to about 10 pounds. They are very playful and sweet, but aren't yappy like chihuahuas and yorkies. They are also great with kids! They don't need a whole lot of exercise and are pretty low energy most of the time. They're very smart and easy to teach tricks, but you should know that like many other toy breeds, they can be difficult to housebreak. I have a bichon, and with crate training and consistent positive reinforcement in the frequent trips outside, we were completely accident free by 6 months, which isn't bad for a small dog! It just takes a lot of work :) Also, they don't shed, so they need to be brushed at least once a week and professionally clipped about every 2 months. This breed is adorable and the sweetest breed I've come across! ------ Few questions about being a pack leader to your dog? I am a volunteer with Corgi Rescue and own Corgis myself. First I am going to respectfully disagree with the notion that you don't need to be the leader, boss, pack leader, what ever you want to call it with a Corgi. That is BS. That is someone who never owned or trained a Corgi. If you aren't boss, the Corgi will be and you won't like the results. 1. No, 6 months is a good time to start establishing order, earlier would have been good too. 2. When you are leader, the dog pays attention to commands, and responds with submission (down) when a firm command is given. The dog will drop or give you a food item if you tell it to. The dog waits in a sit for its food. Start with a Basic Obedience class from an experienced trainer. Corgis learn best in groups. They seem to need to understand that other dogs also need to mind. This is a good place to start looking for a trainer: http://www.apdt.com/ You don't want him behind you, you can't see if he is getting into things he shouldn't - again from experience. That's when they eat garbage on the trail or roll in something stinky. I use a prong collar. It is not nearly as bad as it looks. Properly used it is much safer than a choke chain, and stimulates the pinch of the mother dog when she is training the pups. You can try stopping when he pulls or turning and reversing direction. Sometimes this works. The previous poster was right, you want a loose leash and that is an important command. The minimum commands I think are necessary are: sit, come when called, stay, down, leave it, drop it, settle down, and quiet or no bark. Corgis learn fast but they are stubborn and strong willed and need a firm hand. They also need mental stimulation. I like food toys like Buster Cube, Tricky Treat ot Molycue Ball. We do a long down and play hide and seek with the toy. They love it. ------ My dog is toy aggressive if he really wants the toy. I need help? Okay, if your dog is having aggression problems you should not even be having thoughts of getting another dog in a year or otherwise. First you need to put your time and energy into this dog until you are sure he can be trusted to be safe around a new dog. It's not fair to the new or the old dog to do that to your household. First off, take away his toys. He's not safe with them and you're only solidifying the behavior by allowing it to continue. Then call a BEHAVIORIST (notice I did NOT write trainer) and get him in to classes. If you aren't willing to pay for the sessions you can't afford a new dog anyway. Trust me, I KNOW how exciting it is when you get an idea in your head about adding a new family member but you're going to get your new dog killed if you don't get this fixed and cleared by a licensed behaviorist. The turmoil of a new dog in the house, redetermining pack structure, any issues the new dog may bring and just the upheaval in general is going to exacerbate the problem and your dog is going to attack the new one. I see you have a pit. I love pits, in fact I have 2 but you have to understand that the breed was bred for dog aggression. I have 2 that live peacefully together with my Mastiff, my husband and I and we have no issues. I've known dozens of pits that work wonderfully in multi-dog homes but sometimes they need to be the only dog for safety purposes. Also, no matter how much you trust them you can never leave them alone with another dog. It's just common sense. Their prey drive is just too high and that seems to be showing in his toy aggressiveness. Just drop the idea of a new dog until your guy is acting like the angel he should be. ------ Dog obsessed with new toy and extremely protective of it. Doesn't want to spend time with us or our other dog? Dog training are excellent and very helpful to build you a stronger relationship with your dog. Read more https://tr.im/8mL4l After I started training my dog, he became very attached to me and loves to stay by side as long as he can. But just going to them won't help. You have to practice what they teach you outside of the class and you need to keep up with it at least every now and then after the class ends otherwise they'll just go back to previous habits. This course is a really good place to go for dog obedience classes. It get's your dog around other people and dogs to socialize while getting the training you need. As for electric collars, I would say to not get one. In my experience, they're only a negative effect on your dog. I mean of course you're going to need to correct your dog, but being positive and encouraging your dog works a lot faster and easier. Every dog is different, so unless you have a german shepherd or a really smart dog, it might take a while to train her. You might get frustrated with her, but go easy. She's still a puppy and has a lot of energy. A backyard or somewhere to run will help her get rid of a lot of energy that might cause her to misbehave from boredom.
Bunkie Board Instead of Bed Slats with an Ikea MALM Platform Bed?
Are you making your own?, my son-in-law did that, the same as it sounds like you want, it worked out Great. Good Luck.1. How can i make a nice platform bed for cheap?Get up early on Saturday morning and go to garage sales. Every thing you need is there and cheap, a bed your looking for $20 maybe a little more, I have found some really nice things. As time goes buy and you can afford what you want, recycle and have your own sale!2. What kind of wood is the best and most inexpensive to use for building a platform bed for a california king?Pine or Douglass Fir3. I am working on a platform bed? Where can I buy oversize plywood? At least 60"X80"?if you have a good lumber yard nearby, you can special order there,99 ....they are called 'blows' if all else fails for you, purchase, 2 sheets of 1 1/8" T & G 4'x8' and glue & clamp them together and saw to desired dimensions.4. Does anyone here have a platform bed?My best friend has one and they hurt their shins. I also looked at a few at rooms to go and I banged my shin5. How To Build A Twin Platform BedWe have a guest that will be staying the night, a very messy guest room, and a twin mattress ... on the floor. I decided to get busy and Build A Twin Platform Bed with the thought that one of our kids could use it when they are off at college, renting a room off campus. Eventually, I would like to have a queen size bed in the guest room but this makes sense for now! This twin platform bed was pretty simple and inexpensive to build. It needed to be easy to disassemble so it could be hauled around easily and it needed to be inexpensive because ... this is not meant to be a family heirloom. Nope! It has a purpose to serve on a budget! This post contains affiliate links. When you purchase through an affiliate link, we receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Disclosure. Our twin size mattress dimensions are 37-1/2 x 73-1/2 x 11 and I built this bed to fit those dimensions. Adjust your cuts to accommodate your mattress size. Note: My cuts are 2-1/2 shorter than our mattress size. This is because the mattress partially sits on top of the 4 x 4 legs. if you choose not to use casters, adjust the cut of the legs. Our twin mattress has a hard bottom and needed less slats than our Naturepedic mattress did. How To Assemble The Twin Platform Bed This bed is actually pretty simple to build! Make your cuts, according to your mattress size, and sand each piece with 120 grit sand paper. With the Kreg Jig, drill three pocket holes in each end of your headboard and footboard panel. Pay attention to what side of the board you want to be visible and make the pocket holes on the opposite side. Next, attach the headboard and footboard panels to the legs with 2-1/2 pocket hole screws. I placed a 1 x 4 under each end of the panel so the panel would sit back a bit from the 4 x 4 leg instead of being flush. The top of the panel and the top of the legs are flush. The next picture will show what I mean! The headboard and footboard assembled. Pretty basic, right? Then, attach the bed rail hooks on each 4 x 4 leg. I attached mine 2-1/2 from the top and as close to the inside edge that I could, in order to leave room for the side rail. Oh my goodness! These are non-mortise bed rail hooks! I struggled with the mortise bed rail hooks I used on our King Size Farmhouse Bed so I was pretty stoked to find these bed rail hooks! Now it was time to attach the bed slat supports. To do this, I laid the 2 x 4 on the inside of the 2 x 10 side rail and placed my 2 x 2 on top so I would know where to attach the 2 x 4. We want the mattress to sit right on top of this platform bed. I used Kreg Clamps and 2-1/2 Deck Plus Screws to attach the bed slat supports. This part was a bit tricky. The bed rail hooks needed to be lined up just right so the bed rail would sit flush with the headboard and footboard. I laid the footboard and headboard on the ground with the hooks attached. Then, I had my husband hold the side rails up against it, where I wanted it to be, and marked the screw holes. I am glad I did it this way because the hooks sit back a bit on the bed rail in order to sit flush. I would not have known that if I had only measured the correct height. The bed rails were pretty easy to attach and it was all flush ... enough! I used Homemade Stain for my Twin Bed. After the bed was stained, I took it apart, laid the pieces on sawhorses, and finished each piece with a coat of wax. I then attached a caster wheel to each leg. After the wax was dry, I took the bed pieces into the guest room and reassembled it. This is where you would measure the inside dimension of your bed so you can cut your bed slats the proper width. I placed the bed slats and side rail blocks where they needed to go. Next, I attached each block to the side rail support by pre-drilling a hole and then used one self-sinking screw in each block. This was a bit tedious as I used my Kreg Clamp on each block to keep it from moving. We are happy with this simple Twin Platform Bed! It was easy and inexpensive to build and should be a good thing to have around when the kids say goodbye to dorm life and rent a room, when they are off at college. Of course, we are also quite happy that our guest will not have to sleep on a mattress, on the floor. How To Make Wood Stain With Common Household Products Fun DIY House Projects You Can Do Too!
Leesa's Sapira Mattress Has Springs but still Comes in a Box
Mattress-in-a-box companies, from Tuft & Needle to Casper, ship foam and latex mattresses to your door for under $900 for a queen size. Most offer a single type, with dimensions being the only thing you can choose from. Leesa is a member of that club, but today it's branching but with a new brand called Sapira. It's supposed to offer a more luxurious mattress that is a hybrid of springs and foam.The queen costs $1,475, $585 more than the 10-inch-thick, all-foam Leesa. It's an inch thicker, too, with a 1.5-inch top layer of high-density foam; a 1.5-inch layer of memory foam; and steel pocket springs in between two, 1-inch layers of stabilizing foam. Pocket springs are encased in their own cloth pouch. With traditional innerspring mattresses, the coils are tied together, so when you lie down, your weight gets transferred across the bed. That means that, in general, you'll be less likely to feel your partner tossing and turning with the pocket spring variety.Related:Nightingale smart home sleep system masks both indoor and outdoor noisesI tried the Sapira out for a couple of nights, and I found this to be very true. Pushing down on one side of the bed left the other side unaffected. I pressed the mattress down about six inches away from my sleeping cat, and he didn't stir.The overall experience of getting the Sapira is pretty similar to the Leesa one. It arrives at your door all boxed up and compressed, and you slice through a few layers of plastic to let it plump up. You'll get 100 days to try out the mattress, and the company will pick it up if you decide not to keep it within that time frame.The Sapira is definitely a dense mattress. The full-size mattress weighs in at 98 pounds, according to the shipping label. Even though it's only an added inch, the Sapira seems thicker than the Leesa. The top layer of foam is certainly soft, but overall the mattress feels pretty firm.Other brands like Helix and Luma have been offering these "hybrid" foam and spring mattresses for a while, and by offering it as a separate, more luxury-minded brand, Leesa can offer another option beyond its single-type-of-firmness mattress.
My Minimalist Wardrobe
Minimalism is very important to me, and not just because of the simplicity of it all. It has helped me distance myself from the world of social conformity, build better relationships, and lessen my addiction to social media. I spend more time getting my work done and less time worrying about whether or not I've got my hands on this season's mom jeans. For those of you who are not really sure what minimalism is beyond owning less things, let me explain. Minimalism goes far past "Less is more." It's a way of limiting yourself to the things that actually provide use, are needed, and improve your life. By owning only what we need, we are abandoning the consumerism our society has adopted and putting that energy toward the things that truly matter. Our family, friends, career, education, and goals become more important than the stuff we've gathered over the years. To cleanse a space is to cleanse a mind.I desire to keep my space simple and clean, yet I want it to be filled with art and nice clothing. I am not a fan of the "plain white button down as a daily outfit" look. I want some variety, but with a limitation on the amount. Here is how I do it.When I began, I easily had 200 pieces of clothing. When I say "pieces of clothing," I include shirts, pants, coats, dresses, scarves, shoes, and bags or purses. One day when I was hanging up clothes, my closet made a very unfriendly creaking sound, and as soon as I turned to investigate, the entire rack was coming off the wall. It was time to let go.As I started getting rid of things, I realized how little I actually wore any of the clothes I owned. I would rotate the same ten tops and three jeans and I only wore one pair of shoes among the eleven pairs I owned. And on top of the massive amount of clothing in my closet, I had a 6-drawer dresser each full of the clothes I never wore. I owned at least five bags, but I could not give you the actual amount because I only ever carried one and the rest meant nothing to me.I follow the general rule that if it does not provide meaning or use in my life, get rid of it. I've been able to follow this… mostly. I still have a hard time getting rid of clothing I do not even want if it still has some use left. I also feel the overwhelming urge to trash everything until I only own two shirts, one pair of pants, and a pair of shoes. Unfortunately, this is not realistic for someone who enjoys a variety and would not want to be caught dead wearing the same thing two days in a row. So, I've gone down to the absolute basics for my own personal style. The climate in my area gets both very hot and very cold, so I have to have a decent amount of clothes for each season. Many days, it starts off cold in the morning and is hot by midday, so I must have clothing that's good for layering. I decided that I had to have at least one outfit for interviews and professional occasions as well as one dress for formal family events. For the most part, deciding what I needed was easy. But the most difficult decisions lied with choosing which items to keep and which to toss out. Every once in a while I make a log of all the clothing I own, track the newest additions as well as the donations, and make sure I am limiting myself to a decent amount of clothing, not going overboard in either direction. Here's what my minimalist closet looks like:Tops: Two flannel shirts, three sweaters, one long-sleeve top, three t-shirts, one blouse, and one gray tank top. Total=11 items.Bottoms: one pair of high-rise jeans, one pair low-rise, one pair of leggings. Total=3 items. Coats: One petticoat, one denim jacket, one blazer, one raincoat, two summer jackets, one work-out jacket. Total=7 items.Shoes: One pair of work shoes, one pair oxfords, two pairs of sneakers, one pair of sandals, one pair of boots. Total=6 items.Dresses: One t-shirt dress, one formal dress, one summer dress. Total=3 items. Accessories: 3 winter scarves, one purse, one book bag. Total=5 items.Overall closet total=35 items.This closet suits me well a good 98% of the time. I find myself occasionally worried about what to wear because I do allow myself to have more options than I probably should. But like I said, I am young! I like options! I like colors! It's okay to be a minimalist and not want stark white pressed shirts only! Color is good. Color is happy. Options are okay.And that's my minimalist wardrobe! My journey began in the beginning of February 2017 and this is where I've gotten in the last year. Much of my inspiration has drawn from the one and only duo The Minimalists. If you have not seen their documentary on Netflix, give it a watch, and you might find it as life changing as I did!Marnie is an LGBTQ poet and storyteller from North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Follow Marnie on tumblr for unpublished poems, prose, and short stories. Purchase Marnie's poetry book "a black and white rainbow" about love, loss, and coming out here.whats the one item of clothing in your wardrobe you'll never throw out ?all of my abercrombie and hollister polos...in every color=]]
11 Best Cheap Leather Sectionals - Complete Buying Guide
If you are looking to decorate your living room, cheap leather sectionals are an ideal choice. Sofas are an essential furniture in a room and without one, a room appears boring and plain. They give an amazing and cozy look to the room. Choosing the best sectional couches for cheap is an important task to make sure you live a comfortable life. There are many cheap sectional sofas available on the market, and it is your task to pick one that is suitable for you. In an attempt to help you find the best cheap leather sectionals, we have formulated this buying guide. How to choose the best cheap leather sectionals? Sectional sofas are large couches that make a comfortable and large seating area for family and friends. These sofas have sections so that you can fit the sofa in any room even if the room size is small. Consider the following tips to find cheap leathers: The first thing to consider is the available space where you have to keep the sofa. If you want to place the leather reclining sectional sofa in a circular space, you should consider buying a C-shaped sofa. L-shaped sofas require a larger and rectangular shaped space to be placed. The available space in your room will allow you to decide whether you need to buy a large leather sectional sofa or a small one. If you have decided to buy cheap leather sectionals, you will have to do some research and get an estimate of sofas from different shops. There are many shops and websites that offer high-quality leather sectional sofas on sale. If you are ordering online, make sure you order one in different sections so that you end up paying less for the unwanted pieces of the sectional sofa. If you are on a tight budget, you can also consider buying used sectional couches for cheap. Another thing to look for in a leather reclining sectional sofa is the fabric. Always make sure that the fabric used on the sofa is comfortable and durable. Without a good quality fabric, the sofa will undergo wear and tear and will start looking old and used soon. Sectional sofas are available in two styles: open chaise end style and closed style sofas. A closed sectional sofa can meet lots of demands as it is more versatile than the open chaise style sectionals. Always go for the one which can be used at different positions and for different purposes. Sectional sofas can take any shape according to the room size and can be turned into a longer sofa and easily blend with the room dcor. If you are still not sure where to start shopping for the cheap leather sectionals, go through our list of the best cheap leather sectionals of 2017. The best small leather sectional sofa that is ideal for small rooms is the 'Dorel Living Small Spaces Configurable Sectional Sofa, Black.' This sofa is one of the best and cheapest leather sectional couches and can add amazing looks to your room. This small leather sectional has a chaise sofa design and can beat all its competitors with its looks and features. Chaise can be used either in left or right position. It is very comfortable and stylish. The best leather sectional recliner is the 'Large Classic and Traditional Brown Bonded Leather Reclining Corner Sectional Sofa.' This sofa is large enough to accommodate a whole family and is very comfortable and durable. It is best suited for rooms with large spaces, such as halls and home cinema rooms. It is suited for big families. Recline is not strong enough. The Coaster Talia 503431 is the best contemporary leather sectional sofa as it is very stylish and comfortable. It adds a contemporary and unique look to the room and blends with all types of modern home dcor. It is ideal for people who want to give a modern look to their homes. It is very stylish and comfortable. The legs of the sofa are hidden beneath the couch. The 'Baxton Studio Abriana Sectional' is a firm genuine leather sectional sofa. It's one of the best cheap leather sectionals you can buy. It is a comfortable and durable one which is easy to clean and maintain. It is almost ready to use when it arrives and that makes it very convenient. The chocolate brown color makes it ideal for placing it in your rooms and halls of any dcor. Moreover, the dark brown color easily hides stains of all kinds. The inner support system of rubber webbing. It is made up of genuine leather. Very little assembly is required. It cannot withstand the rigors of daily use. Poundex Bobkona Atlantic Faux Leather 2-Piece Sectional Sofa is an affordable one with the feel and looks of original leather. This elegant sofa is one of the cheap faux leather sectionals that can add beauty and elegance to a room and you do not have to worry about people using it roughly while snacking, playing games, or watching TV. It is very comfortable and supports the back to give a relaxing feeling. The faux leather is very soft and comfortable. The metal connection between chaise and sofa makes for a sturdy frame. It supports the head and back. It gives a luxury look to the room. It is very affordable. It is very versatile. It is very comfortable. It has an ergonomic design. The Roundhill Furniture Marinio Chocolate Chaise Sectional Sofa is the best leather sectional sofa with chaise. It is a brown leather sectional sofa which is wide enough to accommodate a big family. This sofa is the complete package is it can be used for a variety of purposes. It has a durable frame and can withstand the rigors of daily use. It has soft and comfortable attached backs. It has beautiful and stylish stitching. The faux leather is soft and durable. The arms are plush and comfortable. Chocolate brown color blends with all types of dcor. It is less stuffy. It is very heavy. Detroit White Convertible Sectional Sofa is a white leather sectional sofa with amazing looks and elegant design. This cheap sectional sofa is wide enough to accommodate a large number of people, that is, around 5 to 6. It looks very snappy and can give a luxurious look to a room. The sturdy wooden frame is covered with white premium polyurethane leatherette. It is very versatile and is interchangeable with three styles. It is very elegant. It is very versatile. The cushions are detachable, which makes cleaning easier. It can be easily stained. The legs are thin and weak. Our pick for the best brown leather sectional couch is the Knightsbridge Tufted Scroll Arm Chesterfield 7-Seat L-Shaped Sectional. This sofa is stylish and comfortable and is designed to take the looks of your home to a new level. This beautiful piece of furniture can complement any home dcor. It has tufted back and arms. The frame is made up of wood and rubber. It has an L-shape. It provides enough seating for people. The brown color blends well with the furniture. The frame is strong and well-built. Moe's Home Collection Andreas Right Leather Sectional Sofa is the best gray leather sectional couch. This sofa looks magnificent in any setting and is sure to make the room look luxury and stylish. It is very comfortable and is one of the best leather sectional sofas. It is made up of grain gray leather. The frame is made up of wood. It has an elegant and sturdy design. It is wide and spacious. It supports the back and neck. The couch does not have a good grip on the floor. The Russ Faux Leather Sectional Sofa is a red leather sectional sofa that looks unique. It is a luxurious one and can upgrade any space by giving it a modern look. It is made up of quality materials so that people can feel comfortable. It is very affordable. It is easy to clean. The red color does not complement all types of dcor, so you will have to make sure it fits in your home. Limari Home LIM-72815 Dexter Collection is a sleek and stylish blue leather sectional couch. It is a cheap faux leather couch and is ideal to place in spacious rooms. The modern design makes it perfect for different types of settings. It has a wide and spacious design. The navy blue upholstery gives it a unique look. It is very soft and comfortable. The legs are sturdy and carry the weight properly. It can withstand the rigors of daily use. It is prone to scratches. Finding the best leather sectional is a challenging task, and we have tried our best to make this task easier for you. The above list contains cheap leather sectionals that can complement different types of home dcor so that you can find one that suits your needs.1. What kind of water resistant product would work best with a 100% genuine leather jacket?Saddle soap, available in shoe departments. Talk to Johnnie above you, split a can.2. is it normal for a white genuine-leather handbag to fade into a beige-like color?It mostly depends on what sort of finish you have on the handbag. If its a slick patent leather, then it should not fade, it woudl just need to be polished. If its a soft supple natural look, then its highly likely that it will fade. You might want to consider using shoe polish to brighten it up3. I ordered Genuine Leather Vintage-Style Trench Coat size XLarge, you sent to me size XXLarge, how can I get XL?No YA user is responsible for sending you clothes in the wrong size - better get in touch with the company which you ordered your clothes from and ask them...:-)
Tyres - All You Need to Know
The main materials of modern tyres are synthetic rubber, natural rubber, fabric and wire, along with other compound chemicals.The tyre consists of a body and the tread. While the body provides and e... The main materials of modern tyres are synthetic rubber, natural rubber, fabric and wire, along with other compound chemicals. The tyre consists of a body and the tread. While the body provides and ensures that there is support, the tread provides the traction. In the days before the rubber tyre was invented the tyres were then made up of simply a band of metal fixed and fitted around the wooden wheel so as wear and tear was reduced. Nowadays, most tyres used are that of Pneumatic, which is a body of chords and wires in a doughnut shape in cased in rubber and then filled with compressed air to form the inflatable cushion, these tyres can be found on almost all types of cars, bicycles, motorcycles, trucks, and even aircrafts. Research shows that the first Pneumatic tyre was made in 1887 by John Boyd Dunlop from Scotland, he made it to try and help prevent the headaches that his son was getting from riding his bike on bumpy surfaces. Today over 1 billion tyres are produced annually, globally there are over 400 tyre factories, and the 3 main top makers take up 60% of the global share! So, why are keeping your tyres in good condition so important? Your tyres work hard - cushioning you from bumps, maintaining responsive steering and most importantly allowing you to stop quickly if needed. As one of your vehicles most important features, manufacturers will have carefully selected your tyres from the top makers in the market. They will be chosen for their reliability, performance, and safety, and will be wisely selected to suit your new or used car . However, constant
Decorating with Red Living Room Furniture
Red living room furniture is the perfect solution if you are sick of the same neutral couches that all of the furniture stores have. You might have bought one of these daring pieces a few years ago when they were trendy and now you don't know what to do with it. This style and color of furniture can transition into a lot of different looks if you know how to decorate with it. Here are a few tips for decorating with red living room furniture.Red Living Room FurnitureCoaster 900335 Vinyl Accent Chair, RedAmazon Price: $164.00 $118.99 Buy Now(price as of Aug 4, 2013)Keep It NeutralKeep the rest of your room neutral. You can easily go overboard when you start off with red living room furniture. You might be so excited that you want more of your favorite color in the room. This is where you can really go wrong and create a design disaster. In fact you might not even like your favorite colors when it's all said and done. Instead find ways to compliment red. Let the new furniture be the star. Go with neutral colored walls. This will also give your eyes a place to rest in the room so it doesn't feel like your retinas are burning.Bring the color in through more organic and natural means. This doesn't have to be in your face. There are a lot of leather tones that have a rich brownish red tone to them. This is a more subtle way of getting your favorite color in the space. Red undertones make the room feel warm. You could also stain your fireplace mantle mahogany and install new rich, hardwood floors. This ensures that your furniture has something to relate to. You don't necessarily have to do a theme room; just put together a well though out design plan.Red Coffee TableLexMod Noguchi Triangle Coffee Table 1/2 Glass Red BaseAmazon Price: $910.00 $291.99 Buy Now(price as of Aug 4, 2013)Try a Tuscan ThemeWork within a larger theme. For a Tuscan look you could paint the walls yellow and bring in your favorite artwork featuring the Italian countryside. This artwork often features stucco houses with red tile roofs so it will really tie all of your colors together. Red is also a staple color in modern design. You might not need to invest in all new red furniture. You could just buy one red chair. Keep the lines sleek and modern; no old recliners here. The red for this style needs to be a cherry color so it's bold and daring. Then you can just use it with your existing white, black, brown or gray couch. This will save you money but also means that you won't have to commit to spending a large portion of your decorating budget on something you could easily tire of. Colorful accents will blend right in.Go ModernRed living room furniture was popular a few years ago but now people are favoring more neutral colors of sofa. Part of this has to do with the fact that microsuede is so easy to clean and oftentimes just comes available in taupe especially if you're shopping at an outlet store. However, you can find this in muted terra cotta tones or brick red colors. This will almost never be in a true red tone because of the nature of the fabric. This will be a more updated fabric choice and cheaper too. Paint your walls gray to accent this contemporary vibe. It also helps to tone down the bold furniture color. Plus it updates an older living room set by using a trendy paint color.Red living room furniture doesn't have to stick out like a sore thumb. You can also go retro. In retro styling they used white walls and pops of colors; but of course the pops of color were more dated colors. Red can be a cheerful update to this design style. It's just a matter of having a clear design direction and being able to incorporate the furniture into an overall theme or idea. It also allows you to decorate with either black or turquoise as an accent color. Since this is such a bold palette you should use this on your window curtain choices or your accent pillows. It's just too saturated to use as a wall color. This allows you to get your favorite color and a room that you can still live in.
What's a Zero-gravity Massage Chair?
The Zero-gravity Position Let's cut to the chase: The chair doesn't defy gravity. Even with all the massage elements running and in full recline, you're not going to fly off into the atmosphere. Nor does the chair hover, float or even lose weight. In fact, according to the user's manual, the chair weighs 200 pounds (90.7 kilograms) [source: HT-7450 Manual]. So what does it mean if a massage chair is a zero-gravity model?­It has to do with the recline position the chair can assume. The position mimics the posture astronauts take during liftoff on space missions. Because astronauts endure intense and sudden increases in gravity while escaping the Earth's gravitational pull, it's important that they position themselves so that their bodies can deal with the increase in stress. By assuming a reclined position, astronauts distribute the stresses of takeoff across their bodies in a safe way. To that end, the chairs astronauts sit in during launch use this reclined configuration.Zero-gravity massage chairs can assume the same position to help distribute a user's weight across the chair. The manufacturers claim that this relieves stress on the body and allows for a deeper, more intense massage experience. Some manufacturers claim that the reduction of stress on your body is so effective you'll feel virtually weightless as a result.­­While several massage chair manufacturers offer models that come with the zero-gravity position feature, not all zero-gravity chairs are massage chairs. Some furniture manufacturers offer normal chairs that recline into the zero-gravity position. The chairs distribute your weight and support you, but they won't rub away your tension and stress.Other manufacturers stop short of making that particular claim. Instead, they say that the chair replicates the launch chairs for astronauts. They call their chairs zero-gravity not because of the effect the user feels, but because of the position the chair assumes when activated.One benefit of this position is that it promotes circulation in the legs and reduces swelling. Elevating the legs over the level of the heart during rest can help prevent conditions like varicose veins [source: VascularWeb]. Of course, you could achieve the same effect by lying down and putting a couple of pillows under your legs. But that's not quite as impressive.During the author's massage experience -- yes, the author was the weary journalist mentioned earlier -- there was no sensation of weightlessness, but the reclined position was comfortable and did allow for an intense massage. Because the author's back was in full contact with the chair's backrest, the full force of the chair's massage routine was effective. An upright position might not allow the intensity and thoroughness of a massage in the reclined position.Are zero-gravity massage chairs worth the expense? That's a decision best left to the consumer. Some people might think the chair's convenience and effectiveness makes the expense completely justifiable. Others might prefer to see a human massage therapist -- $4,000 could buy a lot of visits to the spa.To learn more about massage chairs and related topics, take a look at the links below.
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